School News

Tennis

Attributions: 
Coach Moss

Our Varsity team did great this year.  We tied for 2nd place at our end of the year tournament.  Daniel Camacaro and Garret Hales took 1st place in doubles (they did not lose a single match in the tournament!).  Overall our varsity team played with great composure and we surprised quite a few teams.

Our Junior Varsity also played really well at the district tournament where we ended up taking 5th place.  We got a lot of experience from our matches that day and most importantly had a lot of fun!

National Junior Honor Society

Attributions: 
Mrs. Parker

 “Students can make a difference in the world. Every year, thousands if not millions of American teenagers engage in meaningful service projects in their schools and communities. While there are many who might belittle the roles these students take, the evidence is clear - students today care enough to give of their time and their resources to improve the world around them. The proof is not difficult to find.”  These students are part of the National Junior Honor Society.

School schedule for the last week

  • Monday - Fine arts assembly
  • Tuesday - Awards assembly - 9th grade during 2nd period, 8th grade during 3rd period, 7th grade during 4th period. Final locker cleanout the last 10 minutes of 7th period
  • Wednesday - Yearbooks handed out before school
  • Thursday - Lagoon Day - begin boarding the bus at 7:45, leave at 8. Busses will leave Lagoon at 3:30. Students not on the bus at 3:30 will miss the bus home.
  • Friday - All teachers are to be at school by 7:20. Early out at 11:15. Teacher checkout begins at noon.

Mrs. Kaye Brockbank wins the Crystal Apple award

Attributions: 
Joe Anson

As with most of our wonderful faculty, Kaye Brockbank is under-rated and under-appreciated although over-deserving and over-qualified to win the Crystal Apple Award.

Without a doubt, Kaye is one of the kindest, most selfless teachers and human beings.  She consistently gives of herself—her time, resources, and talents—to build up those around her.  She willingly helps out when others are in a pinch, even when she doesn't have to. Kaye is willing to go the extra mile for her students, her colleagues, and her family. All of her hard work and effort is appreciated. 

Poetry Slam!

April 16 was the night for the Spanish Fork Jr. High poetry slam. 52 students were chosen by their English teachers to compete for a chance to go to the district competition. The students recited a wide variety of poems, ranging from originals that they had written themselves to popular ones authored by someone else.

The top ten students chosen by the judges to represent SFJHS at the district meet are:

CTE Intro Students Tour Thanksgiving Point

Thanks to a very generous donation to the CTE department 100 of our CTE Intro students were able to tour Thanksgiving Point on April 15, 2013.

The students who went on the field trip participated in a walking tour of Thanksgiving Points farm country, the gardens area, retail shops, and the lobby of the dinosaur museum. The guide that Thanksgiving Point provided informed the students of the various careers involved with each area of the venue as well as educational requirements for each career.

Spanish Fork Jr. High Teacher of the Year - Mrs. DeeAnn Binks

Mrs. Binks is a wonderful Physical Education Teacher. She understands the needs of her students and she structures her class to meet the varying degrees of ability and motivation to ensure that all students learn and participate. Mrs. Binks is kind to everyone and is always concerned for the social and emotional welfare of her students.

Mr. Jade Andersen, our teacher of the month

Congratulations to Mr. Jade Andersen, our teacher of the month.  Mr. Andersen has been at Spanish Fork Junior for 5 years.  He has attended UVSC, BYU and SUU.  He enjoys sports, hunting and family activities.  He has a very positive attitude and is willing to help in any way possible.

His favorite quote is, ‘If you don’t have time to do it right, you must have time to do it over”.

His teaching philosophy is, “Anyone can learn and achieve great things”.

Honors Math to BYU Expo

On Wednesday, February 20, the Honors Math classes at Spanish Fork Junior High attended the BYU Engineering and Technology Expo at BYU.  Students were able to visit interactive booths where they learned what kinds of math, engineering and technology opportunities there are.  They also toured three labs on campus:  Racing Lab, Unmanned Airplane Lab, and the Water Flume Lab.  Finally, students got to participate in Competitions like the Alka seltzer bottle rockets, the Egg Drop Competition, Windmill Construction, Gumdrop and Toothpick structures, the Marshmallow Challenge and running

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